This past week was busy as I'm sure yours was with many things happening. My emotions were up and down as well as my energy. I enjoyed an energy massage midweek and boy did I feel like a new person when it was done. Although I did not sleep, I was definitely not in the room. I can hear the therapists moving around the room and breathing, but that's about it. My mind was completely clear when it was over. Have you ever had an experience like this? I highly recommend and hour or two of this on a regular basis.
My emotions were all over the place between the reunion and the joy of being around the ladies and sadness as there were two deaths that I had to process. A woman patients at the nursing home passed away. Although we have only been involved with the staff and patients for two years it is still difficult to deal with a death. It is a blessing that she was not in pain at the end and passed quietly. She was 92 and had a long career as a nurse. She traveled the world from what I learned and read about her. Always pleasant right up until the end. Another death in my life, was my friend's father Jim. He has been in my live for almost 40 years and I considered him my Italian dad. He always treated me like one of his own as I mentioned in another venue, I guess when you have seven daughters he figured what was one more (even if I am Irish). For many years when I visited from Virginia he would make my favorite Italian food. He was a devoted family man and will be missed by all those he touched. His son-in-law John read a wonderful review of Jim's life. The service yesterday was emotional and wonderful. I k now he is in heaven with his wife Terry and my dear friend Barbara and they are all looking out over the family.
I spent today preparing dinner for my family. I am so blessed we get together regularly. My nephew Shamus came home for a visit and everyone was coming here for dinner. I made a traditional pot roast and a BBQ pot roast. I went to Market Basket and picked up some great pastries for dessert (I don't bake). I moved furniture to accommodate us including papa's wheelchair. I'm sure everyone enjoyed as they went to town eating. We had a wonderful dinner and I must say I am now exhausted - even Lady is passed out on the floor and papa has gone into his room for a nap. I must admit, it was good for my ego to hear papa say thank you for a wonderful day and that I'm a good hostess. This morning I could have kicked him in the butt as he likes to be involved - he calls it kibitzing - but I must say sometimes it gets a bit tiring as he is the only one that can do it right. Do you have someone like that in your life? What do you do? Just say yes and ignore (I sometimes do that) or get angry and want to just give up (I sometimes do this as well)?
I think this week will be fairly quiet all around. I am trying to convince my sister to take papa on vacation with her family this coming weekend. Part of me is kidding and part of me is serious. It would be easier if he was not in a wheelchair so I think it's out for now. Gives me something to think about for when he's up and walking again. He did walk a bit this past week with the walker, he will need this for a while. He even stood today for a while as he cut the meat at dinner. I think that's why he is so tired.
I forgot to write about this last week and I was thinking about it today so thought I would put it out there. I was in the grocery store over a week ago in the express line (12 or less). A woman comes up and says to the cashier is it ok if I have a few things extra? Since it was not crowded he said sure. I looked at her basket and what she put on the conveyor belt. I said to her boy you have a lot more than 12. She said, well I did ask him. I said oh I know. I thought to myself a few extra things to me is 3 or 4 which means she has about 16 items. I did a quick count and she had at least 25 items in her bucket. Talk about taking advantage of this young cashier. If I had come up behind her in line I know I would have been ticked. I just laughed and walked out of the store, but it got me thinking. I know it's not important at all, but it bugged me that day. I thought about it today because I was in the grocery store again. No worries everyone in the express line was very good. Have you come upon this type of situation? Do you say something? Do you get angry and have it spoil your day? Just curious.
Another week ended without me finishing a book. I carry a book with me always just in case I have a minute for a few pages. I am hoping that things get back to normal soon. What about you?
Shout out to my papa - he turns 83 on the 26th! Happy Birthday!
I am going to end it here this evening. I hope you have a good week. Take care. Blessings to you. Chat soon. YEAH PATRIOTS!!!! Marie
"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction." - E. O. Wilson
"Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations." - Samuel Ullman
"It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up." - Eckhart Tolle